By Chaz Mackey- Eyewitness News Intern
The Bahamas Under- 17 boys’ team will participate in the Centrobasket Championship in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the tournament this week, scheduled for July 24-28.
The Bahamas competes out of Group A competing with the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and El Salvador.
Team Bahamas is made up by Tyler Pinder, Deyton Albury, Oswald Meadows, Jaden Smith, Romad Deans, Denardo Adderley, Reagan Roberts, Malik Joseph, Isiah Brennen, Joshua Burrows, Chester McPhee and Deante Dean.
When asked about how he feels the team will fare against the competition, President of the Bahamas Basketball Federation Mario Bowleg said:
“I am proud to announce that these players will be representing the Bahamas. This team has been put together well, they have practicing and working hard together since training has started and will represent the Bahamas very well.”
Head coach Quentin Hall said: “We’re looking forward to getting better. We take on Puerto Rico first. We know what that team brings to the table. We will have to rely on our shooting moving forward. We have a wide range of kids from all over the country on this team, bringing in kids from overseas to play. We look to use our quickness and get into them defensively.”